Portsmouth to Stoke-on-Trent by train

  • First train
    04:59
  • Last train
    23:33
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 54m
  • Distance
    258 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 33m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Portsmouth to Stoke-on-Trent by train

Fast trains from Portsmouth to Stoke-on-Trent take around 3 hours and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 258 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Stoke-on-Trent.

1. Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Stoke-on-Trent?

Journeys between Portsmouth and Stoke-on-Trent usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Portsmouth to Stoke-on-Trent every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 42 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Portsmouth to Stoke-on-Trent?

The Portsmouth to Stoke-on-Trent train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Portsmouth to Stoke-on-Trent train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Stoke-on-Trent is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 05:05 and the last train is around 23:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 04:59, and the last at 22:44.

When to book Portsmouth to Stoke-on-Trent train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Portsmouth to Stoke-on-Trent by train.

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Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Stoke-on-Trent?

More than one train company operates on the route from Portsmouth to Stoke-on-Trent, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.